November 20th, 2013
10:26 AM ET

Monty Python Reuniting for Stage Shows

A series of cryptic tweets and the announcement of a news conference sparked speculation that the five surviving members of British comedy troupe Monty Python may be about to reunite.

And one of the members appears to have let the cat out of the bag, telling the BBC that a reunion is indeed happening.

CNN's Nischelle Turner reports.

"We're getting together and putting on a show - it's real," Terry Jones told the BBC, adding: "I'm quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage!"

The news conference will be in London on Thursday.

Member Eric Idle tweeted Tuesday that there was a "Python meeting this morning," after tweeting Monday: "Only three days to go till the Python press conference. Make sure Python fans are alerted to the big forthcoming news event."

The public relations agency that sent out the invitations to the news conference declined to confirm it was to announce a reunion, saying: "All will be revealed on Thursday."

Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and the late Graham Chapman became comedic legends with the creation of Monty Python's Flying Circus in October 1969.

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  1. Jim Tuzo

    I knew it, The Monty Python show for next July just sold out in 43 seconds.

    November 25, 2013 at 9:43 am | Reply
  2. Jim Tuzo

    First ABBA, and now Monty Python's Flying Circus possibly reuniting. Go for it people – we are eagerly waiting. We recently saw a John Cleese one-man show in Ottawa, Canada and if he can sell-out alone, we can't wait for what the surviving group can do. In addition to appearances at universities, John wrote the screenplay for Croods – Python lives.

    November 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Reply
  3. Gladys Stoutpamphlet


    November 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Reply
  4. Faye Lone

    whew! glad it was just a flesh wound! Welcome back, guys!

    November 20, 2013 at 11:25 am | Reply
    • james Allan

      Arrests are determined by who you are?

      November 20, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Reply

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